Fire Service Hydraulics

This course is a theoretical study to understand the principles of the use of water in fire protection and to apply hydraulic principles to analyze and solve water supply problems. The student can expect to apply the application of math and physics to the movement of water in fire suppression activities; analyze the community fire flow demand criteria; and demonstrate understanding of hydraulics, water characteristics, fluid pressure, hydrostatics, hydrokinetics, nozzle reaction, nozzle pressure, water distribution systems, sprinkler and standpipe systems, determination of required fire flow, fire service pump design, friction loss calculations, pump discharge pressures, parallel lines, Wyed lines, aerial stream calculations, fire streams, and the four hydraulic laws of friction loss. Three class hours.


MTH 150 or higher, FPT 101, FPT 102, FPT 103, FPT 105.

FPT-212 Sections for Spring 2023

With the following scheduling option(s)

1 Section Offered

FPT-212, Section 181

CRN #30986


George Smith

Scheduled Meeting Times

TypeLocationDate(s)Day / Time
LecturePublic Safety Training Facility
Room TBA
Jan 23rd, 2023 – May 19th, 2023Thursday
5:30 pm - 8:20 pm
Type Lecture
Location Public Safety Training Facility
Room TBA
Date(s) Jan 23rd, 2023 – May 19th, 2023
Day / Time Thursday
5:30 pm - 8:20 pm